Pain Educators in Developing Countries Win IASP Grants

Jul 13, 2016

The IASP Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education has awarded grants to eight recipients. These grants are intended to improve the scope and availability of essential education for pain clinicians of all disciplines and to encourage innovative approaches, taking into account specific local needs. The winners and their projects are:

  • Fauzia Khan (Pakistan): Addressing Pain Assessment and Management in Paediatric Anaesthesia and Surgery. Basic Introductory Courses
  • Andrew Kwikiriza (Uganda): Improving burn and wound care associated pain through the development of focused educational initiatives and analgesia protocols in Mbarara Uganda
  • Eliseth Leao (Brazil): Identification and Treatment of Homeless Pain
  • Mhoira Leng (Uganda): Improving nurses' and pharmacists' pain recognition, assessment and management skills in Mulago and Kiruddu hospitals in Uganda
  • Vladimir Poroch (Romania): Physicians' Education for Pain in Northeast Romania
  • Vladimir Romanenko (Ukraine): Implementing IASP core curriculum in medical student undergraduate education in Ukriane
  • Lingxiao Wang (China): A Multidisciplinary Pain Education Course on Managing Osteoarthritis Pain for Primary Health Providers in Guangzhou, China
  • Hong Xiao (China): A pain education course for multi-disciplinary primary practitioners in the community hospital of Sichuan Province

View all current and past grant recipients here.